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Born near Scarsdale, New York, Tompkins served as member of the New York State Assembly 1804-1806. He served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas and county court of Westchester County 1807-1811 and 1820-1824.
Tompkins was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1821). He died in Scarsdale, New York, January 1, 1846. He was interred in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, White Plains, New York.